National Science Foundation
The aging population of the United States is creating a growing need to provide assistive care for elderly and people with disabilities. As the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement, the ratio of caregivers to those that require assistance is projected to decrease. There are currently no commercially available modular assistive robots that can fill this need. Our project aims to provide an alternative to current assisted living options through the development, construction, and testing of a Personal Assistive Robot (PARbot) that allows individuals with general or age related disabilities to maintain some aspects of their independence, such as the ability to shop.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering